Sibebe

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Hikers on the Sibebe Survivor walk

Sibebe is a granite mountain in Eswatini, located 10 km from the capital city Mbabane. It is the second-largest monolith in the world and the largest exposed granite pluton,[1] rising 350m above the valley of the Mbuluzi River.[2] It is also known as 'Bald Rock'.[3]

The Mbabane-Mbuluzi Rotary Club organises an annual fund-raising walk up Sibebe Rock, called the Sibebe Survivor. Several thousand people take part each year.[4]

Sibebe also gives its name to a lager produced by Swaziland Beverages, called Sibebe Premium Lager.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sibebe Rock, Swaziland Tourism website. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
  2. ^ David Pryce-Williams, A Preliminary Report on Recent Excavations of Middle and Late Stone Age Levels at Sibebe Shelter, North-West Swaziland, The South African Archaeological Bulletin, Vol. 36, no. 33, June 1981, page 22.
  3. ^ Michael Bright (ed.), "1001 Natural Wonders: You Must See Before You Die", AFRICA: Sibebe, Swaziland, Octopus Publishing (2010), ISBN 978-1-84403-674-5.
  4. ^ a b Bodwa Mbingo, 'SB come through for Sibebe survivor', The Swazi Observer, 27 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-12.